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Old 09-08-2011
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Hi all:

Can someone please explain that in Fanconi syndrome, in FA Rapid Review section it says that this syndrome has acidosis, but if we lose too much electrolytes in the proximal tubule, aldosterone will be activated to reabsorb more sodium and secrete more potassium and hydrogen, right? So this will lead to alkalosis.

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in fanconi , u lose the ability to reabsorb all the electrolytes including HCO3 , so u lose mor bicarbonates-->acidosis ( type2 RTA)... i have no idea abt the aldosterone activation
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